Young driver's guides to insurance

Helpful tips and insights for new drivers who are taking their first steps in the world of motoring.

How much does a new car cost?

Buying your first car can be an exciting time. This complete guide will help you understand budgeting for your first car and how to avoid any costly surprises.

Car insurance costs explained

This guide is created to help customers get the best car insurance deals. Even the smallest detail can have a big impact on how much you pay. The more you understand how car insurance works, the better you are at finding the right price to suit your needs.

Top tips for new drivers

New to driving? Get off to a great start and read our tips on saving money on petrol, your driving style including monitoring your speed, cornering and smoother driving. You'll also find insights on tyre condition and the fuel efficiency of air conditioning.


Ten tips for better driving

Signed up to SMART WHEELS and want to be a better driver behind the wheel? We caught up with the RAC, our official breakdown provider, to find out their top tips for the road – and how you can get a great driving style score.

How to avoid invalidating your insurance

Car insurance is a legal requirement, and it’s important to know what your policy includes. This handy guide helps you understand why telling us the correct information can help avoid invalidating your insurance.

Guide to car insurance groups

One of the most important factors to consider when calculating how much your premium might be are car insurance groups. No matter what age you are this is valuable information, especially when buying or budgeting for a car.

How to reduce the cost of car insurance?

If you would like to save some money on your car insurance, there are a few things you can do to help reduce the cost. So, we’ve shared some handy tips on what you can do to help reduce how much you pay for cover. 

What do if you have an accident?

If you're unlucky enough to be involved in a car accident, it's important to always be prepared. We understand that it can be stressful. That’s why we've put together this guide on what to do in the event of an accident, and what you'll need to do to make a claim.

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